2016 – 2017 Winter Breckenridge Fast Facts
 
Resort Contact:
Kristen Petitt Stewart
Sr. Communications Manager
970-453-3210 (phone)
kpetitt@vailresorts.com

Ashley L. Smith
Sr. Communications Specialist
970-496-7402 (phone)
alsmith@vailresorts.com

Mailing Address:
Breckenridge Ski Resort
P.O. Box 1058
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Dates and Hours:
Ski Season: Nov. 11, 2016 - April 23, 2017
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during early season.
8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. during regular season.

Location & transportation– Breckenridge sits two hours west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 2.5 hours northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). From Denver, visitors drive 98 miles (159 km) west via I-70, then take exit 203 (Highway 9) south nine miles to Breckenridge. From Colorado Springs, visitors drive 110 miles (178 km) west through South Park and over Hoosier Pass, or via I-25 to C-470 to I-70.

High altitude precautions– The elevation can affect people in different ways. Visitors should be aware of the effects of altitude and make sure to always wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, lethargy or shortness of breath persist, visitors should seek immediate medical attention.

Elevations:
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft.
Summit Elevation: 12,998 ft.
Vertical Rise: 3,398 ft.

Snow:

Snowmaking: 600 acres
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 355 inches

Acreage:

Total Skiable Area: 2,908 acres

Trail Classification
(Total Mountain Acreage):
34% Expert
24%Advanced
31% Intermediate
11% Beginner
Conventional Trails: 187                                                                        
Longest Run: Four O'Clock at 3.5 miles/5.6 km
Terrain Parks: 4
Halfpipes: 1
Bowls: 1,061 acres

Lifts:

Lifts: 34 Total
1 8-passenger gondola
6 high-speed quad lifts 
4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs 
1 Fixed Quad (Zendo)
1 triple lift
6 double lifts
4 Surface Lifts
11 Conveyors (carpets)

46800 pph with surface and carpets

Climate (Temperatures in Fahrenheit):
Winter Temperatures: 28 degrees daytime, 15 degrees nighttime
Summer Temperatures: 70-80 degrees daytime, 50 degrees nighttime

Town of Breckenridge:
Population
Breckenridge: 3,182
Summit County: 23,548


Town Size:
* 7 miles long, 2 miles wide, 5.3 square miles
* 2,200 developed acres /1,100 undeveloped acres
* 30% open space (Town also has interest in 1,200 acres of open space outside town limits)
* 400 acres of parks, historic sites and recreation areas


Need more statistics?
For more information about Breckenridge government, employment, economic indicators, education and more, visit www.townofbreckenridge.com.
 
13 November 2015

Breckenridge Ski Resort Now Open

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — No superstitions, just super conditions for Breckenridge Ski Resort’s opening day today, Friday the 13th. Lifts are now turning at one of America’s most popular ski resorts; the strong combination of a foot of snow over the past week, Breck’s snowmaking and blue bird skies made for perfect conditions for opening day. 
10 November 2015

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens Friday

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Lifts start turning at Breckenridge Ski Resort at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 13, marking opening day for the 2015-16 season. The strong combination of Mother Nature’s snow and Breck’s snowmaking has prepped Peak 8 for skiers and snowboarders for opening day turns with festivities starting at 8 a.m. 
06 November 2015

SNOW ALERT: Breckenridge, Colorado - 11/6/2015

BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO: SNOW ALERT 11/6/2015 - Happy snowy afternoon from Breckenridge, Colorado! Maybe you saw the stunning Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability photo over Breckenridge last Friday, Oct. 30? Breckenridge also received 15 inches of snow in the last 24 hours and is getting ready to open Friday, Nov. 13.
29 October 2015

DoubleTree By Hilton at Breckenridge Appoints Aaron Boyd as Executive Chef at 9600 Kitchen

Breckenridge, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2015) – The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Breckenridge is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Boyd to the position of Executive Chef at 9600 Kitchen. Bringing more than 18 years of extensive knowledge and experience with restaurant and hotel management, as well as developing creative and fresh menus, Chef Boyd will oversee the launch of 9600 Kitchen’s refreshed menus and dining experience, debuting this winter just in time for ski season.